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Medical Assistant Training

Begin Your Career Path as a Medical Assistant

Technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population are leading to exponential expansion in the healthcare industry, requiring an increased need for healthcare workers. Those who want to enter this field and are searching for a medical assistant program should contact Charter College.

With medical assistant training, graduates can have careers in a wide variety of positions, including: Clinical or Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant. The Charter College Medical Assistant program employs a combination of clinical, technical and business skills making our graduates employable. Hands-on training with direct patient contact in a clinic setting is provided early in the program, preparing students well for the healthcare workplace.

All students: To meet Graduation Requirements, all Medical Assistant students must pass, or attempt at least twice, a certification examination. Students who do not pass, or attempt at least twice, a certification examination, are able to complete the program but will not be considered a graduate. Students unable to pass the examination on the first attempt may continue to externship. Charter College will sponsor students who take the national examination through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (refer to the Catalog Supplement and Other Costs for information on examination fees).

Washington state students: In order to become employed and practice as a Medical Assistant, students must be certified or registered by the Washington Department of Health, Medical Assisting Credentialing.

The Medical Assistant program is available at all Charter College campus locations. The Charter College Medical Assistant Certificate program prepare graduates for entry-level employment in a medical setting.

Program Highlights:

  • Information, technical skills, and business skills required for entry-level Medical Assistant
  • Training in front office computer technology and word processing
  • 180-hour externship program at a local clinic, physician’s office, hospital, HMO, or other allied health ambulatory facility (depending on campus)

Program Length:
10 months 

In under a year, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Offered at Charter College and Charter Institute campuses in Alaska, California, New Mexico, Montana and Washington.